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WTA Italian Open Day 4 Predictions
Laurie Burnette - May 31, 2021

We recently covered the best male players who never won the French Open. It will be remiss of us not to feature the great female players who didn’t triumph in Paris. Best Female Players Who Never Won the French Open Martina Hingis Hingis is the first big name on this list. Hingis emerged as the […]

Sharada Rajagopalan - Mar 8, 2021

Each year, on March 8th, the world celebrates women–International Women’s Day. It is one day when women visibly get their due around the world–in terms of acknowledgement and their contribution to society at large. The world of sports, too, has had women who have been pioneers not just in the sporting arena but also outside […]

Roger Federer became the oldest world #1 at the 2018 Rotterdam Open.
Martin Keady - Mar 6, 2021

In a new series, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at a momentous event in tennis history through the prism of a current event or tournament. It was a vastly different world that Roger Federer bestrode in February 2018, but then it was a vastly different Federer who bestrode it. When the great […]

Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic pictured at the 2019 Miami Open.
Martin Keady - Feb 26, 2021

Damon and Naomi are a fairly successful dream-pop/folk duo who emerged from the ashes of their parent (and far superior) band, Galaxie 500. By contrast, Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic could be the duo who dominate tennis for years to come – if not quite 500, then certainly quite a few. Four times a year, […]

Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open
Jim Smith - Feb 24, 2021

Novak Djokovic may have wrapped up a ninth Australian Open triumph in routine fashion, but his path to the title in Melbourne was anything but straightforward. The Serbian world #1 had to battle with an abdomen injury that may have cleared up by the final, but certainly bothered him in at least three of his […]

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory at the 2012 Australian Open
Martin Keady - Feb 7, 2021

Unfortunately, the 2021 Australian Open threatens to be the most memorable of all Australian Opens, because it is still possible that it might not take place or that it begins and then has to be cancelled, because of the Coronavirus outbreak that forced the suspension of all the warm-up events in Melbourne this week. If […]

Venus Williams Australian Open 2020
Ewan West - Feb 4, 2021

Winning a Grand Slam title is the ultimate goal for all professional tennis players. The Australian Open has, though, eluded even some of the game’s all-time greats. The Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup is missing from the trophy haul of some of women’s tennis’ finest players. With the 2021 Australian Open set to begin, here is […]

Ewan West - Feb 3, 2021

Winning one of tennis’ four Grand Slam tournaments is the pinnacle of achievement in the sport. The Australian Open (then known as the Australasian Championships) became the last event to be selected as a major tournament by the ILTF (now the ITF) in 1924. The year’s first Major did not always match the French Open, […]

Laver Cup Djokovic Federer Nadal
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 31, 2021

How many times did you hear someone comparing a young talent to a member of “the Big 3”? We’ve all heard it plenty, and none of those times was true because they are unique players. That’s why comparing young talents to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, or ROger Federer is a mistake. Nonetheless, some people tend […]

Martin Keady - Jan 30, 2021

Ahead of the ATP Cup next week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look at the history of international team tennis tournaments, from the Grandaddy of them all – The Davis Cup – to the newest arrivals, like the ATP Cup itself. Tennis may be the greatest individual sport, but it also has […]

Laver Cup Djokovic Federer Nadal
Fraser Learmonth - Jan 16, 2021

It finally happened. For the first time since 2016, someone not named Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer won a Grand Slam title. Granted, Djokovic had to get himself disqualified for it to happen, but it happened nonetheless. That, followed by Daniil Medvedev’s scintillating unbeaten run to victory in the ATP Finals in London […]

Roger Federer in action at the 2020 Australian Open
Martin Keady - Jan 8, 2021

The thing about miracles, sporting or otherwise, is that they are almost never repeated, and yet that is exactly what Roger Federer is hoping to achieve this year. Four years on from his own “Miracle in Melbourne”, when he won the Australian Open to claim his first Major title in nearly five years and defeat […]

Roger Federer with the Wimbledon trophy
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 3, 2021

Roger Federer, who holds the Grand Slam record in men’s tennis with Nadal, announced through his agent that he won’t be playing the Australian Open this year. He is not in proper physical shape to compete yet. The Swiss maestro is still recovering from his knee injury and hopes to be ready at the end […]

Andy Murray ATP Valencia
Jack Edward - Jan 3, 2021

From 2011-2020, Andy Murray has had the second best tiebreak winning percentage on the ATP Tour at 64.62% (second only to Novak Djokovic). This statistic shows that Murray is a cut above the rest when it comes to performing under pressure. Murray is such a clutch player – numbers like these make it apparent why […]

Rafael Nadal US Open
Aldo Ostreicher - Dec 22, 2020

In tennis, there are some times where the player that wins the match didn’t win more points than their opponent. This situation of winning with fewer points rarely occurs but when it happens, the player who won the match is usually the one who managed better the difficult situations. Playing with the score and dealing […]

Andy Murray ATP Finals 2010
Ewan West - Dec 19, 2020

The 02 Arena in London hosted numerous great matches in its 11-year spell as the home of the ATP Finals. The 12 consecutive editions held in London from 2009-2020 is bettered only by the 13 hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City from 1977-1989. Sustained quality, drama and tightness are all ingredients that […]

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Stefanos Tsitsipas at ATP Miami
Jakub Bobro - Dec 19, 2020

After a rain-delayed night session, the third round at ATP Miami has been played out in full and we are down to the final 16 including some surprising faces such as Christopher Eubanks, Adrian Mannarino, or Quentin Halys. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match. Who will reach the quarterfinals? […]

Bianca Andreescu BNP Paribas Open-Day 8
Nurein Ahmed - Dec 19, 2020

Bianca Andreescu suffered a horrific ankle injury in her fourth-round match at the 2023 Miami Open. With Andreescu trailing by a set to Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova, the Canadian rolled her ankle in the third game of the second set. Andreescu was inconsolable as she screamed frightfully in front of a small pocket of fans on […]

Denis Shapovalov at ATP Miami
Joshua Hall - Dec 19, 2020

After starting 2023 with a promising quarterfinal in Adelaide against Novak Djokovic, Denis Shapovalov has since continued the vein of form that summarised his previous year on the tour. The Canadian has posted a 2-5 Win/Loss record since the Australian Open. Much of the showings in the early hard court swing have been hugely disappointing, […]

Jannik Sinner Australian Open
Jack Edward - Dec 19, 2020

Talk about a day’s play in Miami. Lucky fans at the Hard Rock Stadium will get the chance to see a first meeting between Taylor Fritz and Holger Rune, a revenge match between Carlos Alcaraz and Tommy Paul and a bludgeoning affair between Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev. The round of 16 is dripping with […]

Elena Rybakina at WTA Miami
Ryan Schick - Dec 19, 2020

Tuesday’s first set of WTA quarterfinal matches in Miami are locked in with plenty of firepower. Elena Rybakina is one of the hottest players on the WTA tour and is  just three matches away from completing the sunshine double. She takes on surprise quarterfinalist Martina Trevisan who is into her first career quarterfinal at a […]

Ricardas Berankis Challenger Tour
Damian Kust, Editor - Dec 19, 2020

All four ATP Challenger Tour events of the past week were held in Europe this time around. Ricardas Berankis and Alessandro Giannessi got back into the winners’ circle after a period of struggle, while Jurij Rodionov and Hugo Grenier just keep piling up Challenger titles in the last couple of years. Three of the four […]

Aryna Sabalenka at WTA Miami
Jakub Bobro - Dec 19, 2020

We are down to the final 16 women at WTA Miami, crossing over into the second week of the event. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match. Who do you think will win? WTA Miami Day 7 Predictions Sorana Cirstea vs Marketa Vondrousova Head-to-head: Cirstea 1-1 Vondrousova Making her first […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas at Indian Wells
Nurein Ahmed - Dec 19, 2020

Eight matches are in store at the Miami Open on Monday, Day 6 of ATP play. Second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will play his first match at the tournament when he squares off against Cristian Garin. We also predict the rest of the day’s matches in a separate article. Who will reach the fourth round in […]